We put the Kiwi into customised tours and provide unique and authentic experiences


Our full program design and logistics service makes life easier for faculty and study abroad leaders in universities, colleges and schools. As educationalists we put the education into tourism and provide a complete edutourism experience in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

 

Features

  • Programs in New Zealand, Fiji, Rarotonga and Australia
  • Provide academic input to support and underpin learning outcomes
  • Design programs to reflect for-credit teaching and learning outcomes
  • Combine a range of important experiences and topics within each program to reflect New Zealand including cultural, environmental, tourism, history and hospitality
  • Arrange guest presenters, professors, researchers, experts and industry leaders to participate as well as government representatives
  • Organise site visits and field study opportunities
  • We have local knowledge and contacts or country throughout the country
  • Arrange internship and service learning opportunities within a program
  • Organise meetings with home country government representatives (embassy officials) and civic events

 

Logistics

Our Kiwi team are from both the North and South Islands and know the South Pacific very well.  In-country logistics usually include

  • Housing and meals (continental breakfasts with option lunch and dinner plans)
  • Welcome and farewell dinners Kiwi style
  • Traditional Maori cultural welcome at a Maori marae
  • Airport transfers, local transport and inter island ferries or flights
  • End of program celebration and awards ceremony
  • Visit to a local indigenous village
  • Identifying and engaging guest speakers, presenters, experts and guides
  • Engage with local universities for academic or research support
  • Provide pre-departure briefings and information
  • Reflect all requirements and regulations of the New Zealand Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, Section 3, Study Groups
  • Maintain effective and efficient risk management procedures including New Zealand health and safety and teaching in the outdoors legislation
  • Provide a dedicated Program Director to accompany the tour (note: Program Director does not carry out Chaperone duties)
  • Minimum age group for schools is 14 years (12 or 13 years under special circumstances)

“I am in so much admiration of your work and characters. The pride you have in your country is infectious. You’re changing so many lives for the better with your practice”. Sarah C. Study Abroad Adviser, USA


Popular programs, themes and topics

  • Service Learning (environmental, cultural, restoration)
  • New Zealand business, trade, industry and politics
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Discover New Zealand, the youngest country on earth
  • Film locations of LOTR and Hobbiton (work of Sir Peter Jackson)
  • Global leadership and engagement – tomorrow’s global leaders
  • Health and social services
  • Taste New Zealand
  • New Zealand eco and adventure tourism
  • Sustainability
  • Outdoor adventure experiences (outdoor survival skills through leadership development)
  • Environmental Studies
  • Marine and/or wildlife conservation
  • Teacher education and educational leadership
  • Environmental stewardship, ecology, nature and wildlife
  • Sports, recreation and event management
  • Earthquake disaster management and rebuild (the Christchurch story)
  • Natural history, ecology and geology, marine biology
  • Environmental conservation and sustainability